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an enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of an acetyl group between acetylphosphate and acetylcoenzyme A.

phos·phate a·ce·tyl·trans·fer·ase

(fos'fāt a-sē'til-trans'fĕr-ās),
An enzyme-catalyzing transfer of an acetyl moiety from acetyl-CoA to orthophosphate, forming acetyl phosphate and coenzyme A.
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After centrifugation, clear supernatants were taken for acetyl-CoA determinations by the cycling method using phosphotransacetylase and citrate synthase (23).
This reaction is in contrast to the two-step conversion in anaerobic bacteria whereby acetyl CoA is transformed to acetate via phosphotransacetylase and acetate kinase:
coli is grown on glucose, acetate is produced from acetyl-CoA by phosphotransacetylase (pta) and acetate kinase (ackA) from pyruvate by pyruvate oxidase (poxB).

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